KATE LEAH HEWETT is a poet, writer and music promoter based in Hudson NY. She arrived in Hudson from the North of England, where she spent a number of years working with artists and musicians of many genres. Kate doesn’t believe in working in isolation, and feels that collaboration is key in producing work that resonates outside of her own brain. Her writing draws on her own queer experience and the vital influence that the wider queer and creative community has had on her life. Find her at @kateleahhewett on Instagram.
ANNA VICTORIA is a photographer and writer living in Hudson, NY. She studied English Literature at the University of Connecticut, and her work has appeared in Chronogram, Long River Review, and existentia. Anna spends more time outside looking for good raindrops than you’d think. Find her work at @annavictoriaphotography on Instagram.
DANI FRENCH has an MFA in creative fiction from The New School and has been published in Playgirl, Broken Pencil, and others. Dani is the co-foundeof both Volume and the long-running Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in NYC. Dani lives in Hudson with her husband and daughters.
GENEVA ZANE received her BA in creative writing from Bard College in 2018, where she received the Lockwood Prize in Creative Writing. Her novel, “Stringbean and the Grace of Dog,” was a finalist for the 2018 Fence Modern Prize in Prose: Literature Appropriate for Children, and will be published by Pink Narcissus Press in early 2019. She has been published in Chronogram, PCC Inscape, and Hanging Loose magazine. She lives in the Hudson Valley, by the river.
KAREN CRUMLEY KEATS is a writer, performer and visual artist whose work has been presented at the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, P.S. 122 and elsewhere. Teenage runaway, early revolutionary, artist and mother, Keats is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at The Writer’s Foundry of St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY. Her short story, “The Lucky One,” was chosen by Amy Hempel for the Winter/Spring 2019 issue of The Southampton Review.
HOME TEAM 2018 will close out this year's Rally In The Valley. Join us afterward for the aptly named afterparty at Backbar. More about RITV: www.rallyinthevalley.org or @rallyinthevalleyhudson. More about UHPP: www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-upper-hudson
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